wedding planning

Don’t know what color to pick for your wedding theme? How about gray? Check out these gray wedding color combinations and fall in love with the elegance of a neutral theme.

Gray tableware matches any wedding theme.

Gray tableware matches any wedding theme.

Neutral wedding themes are making a come back. And gray is so versatile. It can create an elegant or a fun aesthetic depending on the color palette you choose.

From party decor to jaw-dropping gray wedding dresses, check out these lovely gray color combinations and ideas!

Elegant and Minimalistic Gray Wedding

Despite being a neutral tone, gray is a more colorful alternative to white, ivory or champagne also used in wedding decor. It works just as well in a vintage as in a modern or romantic aesthetic.

Go full gray or mix it up with other neutrals like white, taupe or silver or add pops of color to match your mood, theme or venue. Bridesmaids and groomsmen in gray will allow the bride’s dress and flowers to stand out.

Create a magic atmosphere covering those rustic barn beams with gray curtains and lights.

String lights and gray curtains for a magical barn wedding. Photo: Shelly Pence/BYW @shellbell130

String lights and gray curtains for a magical barn wedding. Photo: Shelly Pence/BYW @shellbell130

Or go vintage industrial with a tufted chair for a corner all your guests will want to enjoy.

Vintage industrial decor for an elegant gray wedding. Photo: Albert S/BYW @albert_s

Vintage industrial decor for an elegant gray wedding. Photo: Albert S/BYW @albert_s

Needless to say, a gray wedding gown is not only trendy but it will make you look absolutely stunning.

There are innumerable ways to show off gray in weddings — from invitations to centerpieces to favors. Check out these gray wedding photos for inspiration. They will definitely make you reconsider your choice of wedding colors!

Highlight your greenery centerpieces and light fixtures with elegant light gray linens. Photo: Evelina Friman/BYW @evelinafriman

Highlight your greenery centerpieces and light fixtures with elegant light gray linens. Photo: Evelina Friman/BYW @evelinafriman

Dare to Be Different — Go for a Gray Wedding Dress

More and more brides are jumping on the gray wedding dress bandwagon. Who can blame them. These stunning creations are on trend and they are fire.

Two piece silver and gray wedding dress with tulle skirt. Are you in love yet? By olgadelice.

Two piece silver and gray wedding dress with tulle skirt. Are you in love yet? By olgadelice.




Swoon-Worthy Gray and White Wedding Theme

A gray and white wedding theme denotes elegance and transmit a certain tranquil serenity to your wedding venue. Mix your favorite shades of gray to add depth to your reception decor. Get inspired by these neutral color ideas that are nothing but swoon-worthy and impress your guests with your good taste.

When it comes to table decor, gray can be used in the linens, napkins or as a soft and billowy table runner over the naked surface. Be still my heart!

Soft flowy and oh-so-romantic gray wedding runner for a glam boho reception.

Soft flowy and oh-so-romantic gray wedding runner for a glam boho reception.

White centerpieces and charcoal gray and silver linens for a deluxe look. Photo: kristinviningphotoblog.

White centerpieces and charcoal gray and silver linens for a deluxe look. Photo: kristinviningphotoblog.

More Gray Wedding Color Schemes

Gray is the perfect color to experiment with different toned palettes. It balances both light and dark colors without grabbing attention away from them. Let’s review a few color combos for gray weddings.

Gray and Silver Wedding Theme — or Any Metallic, Really

Who doesn’t like to add a bit of sparkle to their special day? Something’s gotta shine — besides the bride, of course. And metallics like gold, silver, pewter and copper are so on point. Needless to say, they look fab when combined with gray, no matter what shade you pick!

Create a lasting impression on your guests with these gray wedding color combinations.

Create a lasting impression on your guests with these gray wedding color combinations.

A wedding decoration in gray is beautifully complemented by metallic touches at the ceremony or reception.

Copper and rose gold calligraphy on gray wedding invites.

Copper and rose gold calligraphy on gray wedding invites. Via Etsy.

Pink or Blush and Gray or Yellow and Gray Weddings

Two classic color schemes, romantic. soft and elegant. Wedding decor in gray and yellow will help you achieve a bright, fresh and cheerful vibe while blush or pink veers towards a more lovey-dovey aesthetic. Either way, you can’t miss!

Blush and gray wedding a color combination that spells elegance at this intimate wedding. Photo: Taylor & Porter.

Blush and gray wedding a color combination that spells elegance at this intimate wedding. Photo: Taylor & Porter.

Simple and summery gray centerpiece with fresh lemons and ranunculus.

Simple and summery gray centerpiece with fresh lemons and ranunculus.

 

RELATED WEDDING INSPO IDEAS

Discover More Stunning Wedding Ideas

Sign Up to Get Your Dose of Bodas y Weddings!

Photo Credits: happywedd, smp, deerpearlflowers, weddingomania, offbeatbride.

Life happens and so do wedding day disasters. Our best advice is to go with the flow. These epic fails may make your day even more memorable!

Hilarious wedding fails!

Hilarious wedding fails!

Things do go wrong at weddings, breaking the serious mood with waves of laughter, giggles or awkward stares. There is no avoiding that. The weird cousin with bizarre dance moves, the drunk co-worker, the friend that elbowed everybody in an attempt to catch the bridal bouquet. We can’t leave out pets and their shenanigans or even the newlyweds themselves.

So, check out these wedding day disasters no bride can prepare for. Just pray that they don’t happen to you!

Photo Op Wedding Day Disasters

You don’t want your photos to look posed. Trying to capture that perfect moment may stretch your guests’ gymnastic abilities to their limits. Or avoid placing them on risky spots like piers, bridges or docks. Learn from the mistakes of others and avoid these wedding day disasters!



Sometimes trying to capture the perfect photo becomes a bit risky. Especially when it’s high tide. Thank goodness both bride and groom were able to dry off quickly.

A bit farther away may not always be such a good idea. ;) Epic wedding photo fails.

A bit farther away may not always be such a good idea. 😉

Sometimes accidents are inevitable. Wedding fails just happen.

Sometimes accidents are inevitable. Wedding fails just happen.

The jump photo is a classic. But unless you want to look like you are hovering, don’t wear a puffy skirt!

Nope! Her legs were not edited from the photo. Learn from these couples' wedding day disasters!

Nope! Her legs were not edited from the photo. Learn from these couples’ wedding day disasters!

Check out Why you Should Consider Hiring a Day-Of Wedding Coordinator

Epic Fails That Will Make You LOL

Most brides plan their big day to the very last detail. Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned and photos have a unique way of immortalizing these blunders. We may find these images absolutely hilarious but we are pretty sure these couples found no reason to laugh. Or maybe they did. Let’s find out!




It’s cake cutting time! One of the most treacherous acts the new spouses will face at their reception and a source of the funniest wedding day disasters – for the guests, of course. Still a gnarly falling wedding cake catch!

i guess the attempt to catch the cake was not quite successful. There is nothing more entertaining than when someone s special day is hilariously ruined.

i guess the attempt to catch the cake was not quite successful. There is nothing more entertaining than when someone s special day is hilariously ruined.

Watch out for the bridal veil while she’s walking down the aisle. Unless you want to be clobbered by a bridezilla!

A fail that is more common than you think. Unless you want to be clobbered by a bridezilla, don't step on the bride's veil!

A fail that is more common than you think. Unless you want to be clobbered by a bridezilla, don’t step on the bride’s veil!

It appears that the guests at this wedding decided the groom was not only fun to play with, but needed his brains scrambled as well.

Time to show the groom how much his guests love him. Here are some of the best wedding fails ever.

Time to show the groom how much his guests love him. Here are some of the best wedding fails ever.

Read on these 10 Wedding Night Ideas (and Tips) to Make it Unforgettable!

Unavoidable Wedding Day Disasters

Drunk best man speeches are a wedding classic. But this is what happens when your best man had a bit too much to drink: “And i shall be the most beautiful bride”.

Hold on to your garters as this one is a doozy. Me, me, oh please let it be me!

Hold on to your garters as this one is a doozy. Me, me, oh please let it be me!

I guess the party went on a bit longer than planned. Wedding Photographer: John Zich of Illinois.

I guess the party went on a bit longer than planned. Wedding Photographer: John Zich of Illinois.

Wind happens. As these newlyweds were leaving the church, bride’s glorious veil floating gracefully in the soft breeze, a sudden draft gave it a lift off. Advice: Always check for drafty areas. This could happen to your hairdo too!

Definitely a wedding day disaster you may not be able to prepare for.

Definitely a wedding day disaster you may not be able to prepare for.

Avoid lots of flowy fabric if you are getting married in a windy location!

Avoid lots of flowy fabric if you are getting married in a windy location!

 

RELATED WEDDING PLANNING TIPS & IDEAS

Discover More Stunning Wedding Ideas

Sign Up to Get Your Dose of Bodas y Weddings!

Wedding night ideas to create a most memorable moment for two. Expectations versus reality. Shocking secrets revealed!

10 wedding night ideas to make magic together. Photo: Dani Vivanco Laguna Beach/BYW.

10 wedding night ideas to make magic together. Photo: Dani Vivanco Laguna Beach/BYW.

Everything you need to know to enjoy your wedding night is here. We share the real about one of the newlywed’s most anticipated moments. Plus 10 wedding night ideas to enjoy it to the fullest (you’ll never want this night to end) and make it totes unique!

There is a lot of talk about the wedding night. So many expectations. Couples hoping to re-enact a Valentino movie scene. Newlyweds thinking the magic will appear out of thin air. Unfortunately, things don’t happen like we imagine them to be. Let’s reveal the truth about the wedding night.

Wedding Night Shocking Secrets Unveiled!

The wedding night is finally here and guess what? More than likely, it won’t be what you expected at all. You probably have a list of “we gotta do” things planned. But once the nerves of the wedding day are gone, your energy will drop and you’ll both feel very tired. Needless to say, if you are planning on catching a flight to your honeymoon spot the very next morning, your body WILL demand at least a few hours of sleep!

Don’t be disappointed if after so much dancing, partying and a few drinks, you don’t have the energy for a marathon sex kind of night. Sleeping and resting could be an excellent plan. Maybe the wedding night will turn into an unforgettable morning!

Alternative wedding night ideas for original couples.

Alternative wedding night ideas for original couples.

Wedding night ideas abound. You can head out to your honeymoon destination right after the wedding. Bask in the glory of a whole stress free day and get ready to enjoy your wedding night in paradise! Now, let’s check a few more ah-mah-zing wedding night ideas!



10 Wedding Night Ideas To Create a Most Memorable Time

Even if you are exhausted, give these wedding night ideas a shot. Make this night unforgettable!

1. Many couples are too excited or too busy to even try the food at their reception. Have drinks and snacks ready when you arrive at the hotel! You will not be disappointed when you get to enjoy a good champagne, and a box of chocolates together in bed.

Indulge in sweet donuts to recharge your batteries. Photo: Heather Schwartz/BYW.

Indulge in sweet donuts to recharge your batteries. Photo: Heather Schwartz/BYW.

2. Have your bridesmaids get your hotel room ready. Flowers, dim lights, oil essences and candles make for a perfectly relaxing atmosphere. They will score points for adding a delicious meal topped with dessert for two. These wedding night ideas will so hit the spot.

Recommended reading: Why you Should Consider Hiring a Day-Of Wedding Coordinator

3. Sexy lingerie and underwear are a must even if you are not planning on having hot sex on your wedding night. It will make you feel more attractive. Besides… isn’t it better to cuddle up against soft silk jammies or a lace undie than a worn off garment?

Choose sexy lingerie for your wedding night.

Choose sexy lingerie for your wedding night.

4. Most couples have already been intimate before getting married and many live together. They could be a bit disillusioned with the wedding night. Don’t despair! Choose something you’ve never tried before – tender-sweet lovemaking under a starry sky, making a long-time fantasy come true – or withhold from being intimate for the whole week before the wedding. You want this night to be scintillating!

What are your plans for the wedding night? This loving couple already decided to make one of their fantasies come true. Photo: Tyler Nix/BYW.

What are your plans for the wedding night? This loving couple already decided to make one of their fantasies come true. Photo: Tyler Nix/BYW.

5. We love wedding night ideas that include water. It’s sensual, fun and quite relaxing! After a whole day filled with excitement, diving into a tub for two sounds divine. Warm water, salts. scented candles, music and two glasses of bubbly. Soap it up! 🙂




6. Set the mood with aromatic oils. Give each other a full body massage. The oils will awaken the senses while relaxing all of the right parts. Are you taking note of these wedding night ideas?

Even if you are exhausted, give these wedding night ideas a shot. Make this night unforgettable!

Even if you are exhausted, give these wedding night ideas a shot. Make this night unforgettable!

7. You may be spent. But it’s never too late for some cuddling. Play some background noise you have heard like a gazillion times and get lost in each other’s embrace.

If you are really tired, enjoy a little cuddling before falling asleep. Be ready for an amazing morning! Photo: Toa Heftiba/BYW.

If you are really tired, enjoy a little cuddling before falling asleep. Be ready for an amazing morning! Photo: Toa Heftiba/BYW.

8. Play with your food! (yes, you’ve been told not to do this but tonight is an exception) Watch 9 1/2 weeks with Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger if you haven’t already. You’ll find it on Amazon Prime (at least, as of right now) and on YouTube. It will definitely inspire you!

With so many people to greet, the bride and groom may never get to try their own wedding cake! A friend can put a couple of slices - or more- in a box. Photo: Whitney Wright/BYW.

With so many people to greet, the bride and groom may never get to try their own wedding cake! A friend can put a couple of slices – or more- in a box. Photo: Whitney Wright/BYW.

9. Turn your wedding night into make-out night! Keep your underwear on and wait until the first night of your honeymoon. Movies and popcorn allowed!

What nobody tells you about the wedding night. Photo: Anne Edgar.

What nobody tells you about the wedding night. Photo: Anne Edgar.

10. Take your time: You have your whole life ahead of you. So, get rid of any misconceptions surrounding your wedding night. All couples go through this! 🙂

Wedding night tips for brides and grooms. Photo: Aziz Acharki/BYW.

Wedding night tips for brides and grooms. Photo: Aziz Acharki/BYW.

Relax and savor every moment. Literally. Pick some of these wedding night ideas or come up with a few of your own. Don’t overdo it and have fun!

 

RELATED WEDDING PLANNING TIPS & IDEAS

Discover More Stunning Wedding Ideas

Sign Up to Get Your Dose of Bodas y Weddings!